Wait a minute now. I can't believe this hasn't occurred to me but when you said caradvice.com.au I remembered seeing a review of the Kia Pro Ceed GT from them and also remembered the Pro Ceed GT is available in Australia. So how come you guys get both versions of the car? I always thought the Cerato/K3/Forte and Pro Ceed were the same cars in just different markets.
Can you confirm that's the case? Why did Kia decide to sell both models in your market? I guess the Pro Ceed really is a different car then?
Speaking of, can you do us members who are not fortunate enough to be in your market a big favour and possibly help us get some Pro Ceed parts?
Nice write up Jazza. There are not a lot of the Pro 'Ceed GT''s around here. I read a total of 134 sold nationwide. I must have seen 5-6 in Adelaide last week while I was there for only 2 days - that is more than I have seen here in Melbourne in 2 years! lol
Apparently not having an auto option is killing it compared to the Veloster which is a hot seller. I cant understand why you would want a 'warm" sports hatch with a slush-box though?!
@Forte5GT not sure why Kia have done this; The Cerato (Forte) has been a popular seller here now for a few years as its reputation has built and the models have improved.
The local Kia guys re-tuned the suspension entirely on the 'Ceed GT to suit our roads and this setting has now been adopted for all 2015 Pro 'Ceed GT's coming out of the factory in Slovakia for the Euro market as well.
It is completely different to the Koup in rear suspension, not sure about other specifics. Same engine and g/box.